[REVIEW] New 2017 A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask Pomegranate

A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask Pomegranate Review

A’PIEU Fruit Vinegar Sheet Mask Pomegranate was purchased by Cosmeperks.

There are two new additions to the A’pieu sheet mask family. They are tasty looking and smell delicious, they are something I would buy if they came in a juice bottle! Their mask sheets are affordable and have never disappointed me, so this is a new adventure of course I am looking forward to. There are two options: lemon and pomegranate. The first is for softening and brightening, the second for softening and moisturizing – so of course in the dry winter I went for the moisturizing one. Let’s see how it goes!

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[REVIEW] Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence EX

Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence EX Review

Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence EX Review:

I have always been in love with Innisfree. My first foray into the world of Korean skincare products started with Innisfree mainly because I was intrigued with the ingredients they incorporated into their skincare: orchid, green tea, volcanic clusters, seawater, soybean, rice, broccoli, olives…you get the idea. Prior to this, I was a Dermalogica super fan and so a skincare range using natural and everyday “in-my-larder” ingredients was very alien to me.

As Innisfree is definitely cheaper than Dermalogica, I decided to give my wallet a break and opted for this (at that time) very strange concept of “essence” which apparently I was supposed to incorporate into a recommended gazillion step skincare routine.

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[REVIEW] Dr.Wu Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid 18%

Dr.Wu Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid 18% Review

Dr.Wu Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid 18% Review:

About a month before purchasing this serum, my friend and I were discussing how our complexion had greatly improved with the incorporation of acids into our daily skincare routine. She then mentioned how she briefly came across the term ‘mandelic acid’ but did not bother doing much research into it.

Being a naturally nosy person, I thought I should maybe educate myself on this new acid lest I miss out on a star ingredient that could give me flawless skin….wishful thinking but hey, what is life without hope amirite?

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[REVIEW] ACWELL Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask

ACWELL Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask Review

ACWELL Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask Review:

Having had a pleasant experience with the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner in the past, when I saw a deal on this range of sheet masks from ACWELL, I immediately looked up the ingredients before eagerly deciding to purchase them through a friend.

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres Review

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres Review:

When talking about anti-aging skincare ingredients, vitamin C is definitely one of the most popular and effective ingredients that we can incorporate in our routine. It is packed with antioxidant, helps with skin ageing, aids in lightening pigmentations as well as overall brightening of the skin complexion.

My first ever vitamin C product was the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. The reason I chose this product is because I wanted a gentle vitamin C formula to introduce to my skin. After 6 months of using it, I felt like I was ready to move on to a stronger and more potent formula to tackle some pigmentation. And after reading lots of reviews, I decided to choose The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension for its stable formula and the unbeatable price point.

But a lot of people complained aboout the product’s texture and strong stinging sensation they get from this. Some even reacted badly towards this! So lets see if my experience and opinion as others are the same or not.

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[REVIEW] TIAM My Signature C Source

Tiam My Signature C Source Review

Tiam My Signature C Source Review:

I have, for nearly 2 years now, been incorporating a vitamin C serum in both my daily and nightly skincare routine. However, the serum(s) that I used only contained a 5% maximum concentration of vitamin C and it was quite expensive for a small amount. I did more research in the blogosphere and finally decided to give this much talked about serum a shot. This baby here contains a 20% concentration of vitamin C and was much cheaper! You don’t have to tell me twice. On the day it arrived, I started using it and have been very happy with the results.

This product used to be known as the O.S.T. C20 serum and Tiam (the company that produces the serum) is part of the Cosrx family. Now, I have a lot of faith in the entire Cosrx products line and so unsurprisingly, this blind faith extended to Tiam as well. I was not disappointed. This faint citrus scented serum has become my favourite part of my skincare routine, not only because I love the smell of oranges but mainly because it has actually helped lighten some of the scarring I had from blemishes around my chin area (the result of being a woman and suffering through hormonal blemishes during that time of the month).

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review:

What happens when you combine science, environmentalism and effective marketing? Boom, The Ordinary, a name that immediately became household even to people that don’t really care about skincare. That happened not only because their prices are the cheapest on the market but because they make products that actually work. No, The Ordinary didn’t invent new technologies that do magic on your skin. If you quickly google it you will find that there’s other brands with similar products. That’s not the main point though. The point is that The Ordinary made as effective products- if not more effective, for a tiny fraction of the price. In my opinion they are making a revolution. They are proving that skincare can be for everyone. If one brand is really doing a lot to make people’s skin better, that is The Ordinary.

Now jumping to this peel, out of all the actives I’d say AHA and vitamin C are the most well-known. About a year ago, I went through an ”I need actives to function properly” faze. I’m not really proud about it, but as soon as I saw 30% AHA it must’ve taken me less than 2 minutes to buy this peel. The reason is that AHA and BHA (which by the way actually works better on my skin), are known to be effective deep exfoliants that help with fighting acne and for improve the skin’s look.

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Review

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Review:

I have always wanted to incorporate acid into my skincare routine but I always hesitate because I fear that it may end up causing skin damage instead of improving it. There are way too many precautions when using it that I thought to myself, is it even worth the plunge? But then, my other self won’t stop nagging: you wouldn’t know unless you try!

It goes without telling that in the end, my guts won, otherwise, I wouldn’t be here talking about acid. Truth be told, The Ordinary Lactic Acid is not the first active that I have tried, it’s my second actually. I bought this because I was looking for a milder alternative since I am a little overwhelmed by its bold sister –The Ordinary AHA 30%  BHA 2% Peeling Solution but hey, that’s another story!

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[REVIEW] Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam

Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam Review

Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam Review:

I was very much excited for September to come because it’s my birthday month, only to be left distressed. It had been an emotionally challenging month, to say the least. Unfortunately for me, all the stress, sleepless nights and binge eating have taken its toll and it shows all over my face. I had a massive breakout (yay for the breakout of the year) and it’s starting to sadden me. Instinctively, I went on to a skincare diet. I discontinued using acids and putting new stuff on my face to avoid (acne) triggers and just let my skin breathe.

I focused on hydration/moisturization to help my skin heal but even with outmost effort to battle acne, it seems that I am losing. Another day, another acne; that’s how it’s been for weeks and I was starting to get overly sad about it. I looked for a potent ingredient that fights acne and tee tree caught my attention.

Since my skin reacted well with Naruko mask (green) when I last broke out, I considered getting my hands on anything tea tree. And since I am almost done with my Cosrx Low pH cleanser (I’m not entirely impressed, plus I hate the smell), I thought I should replace it with another tea tree cleanser and that’s how I ended buying Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam!

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